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Understanding and Optimizing SoC Hardware Performance

Are you involved in developing SoCs? Are you banging your head against the wall, desperately trying to determine why you aren’t obtaining the performance promised by the providers of your processor, interconnect, and DDR memory controller IPs? Do I have good news for you? (Spoiler alert. The answer to the last question is a resounding “Yes!”)

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AMD Rocks with New Versal Gen 2 AI Edge SoC FPGAs

The awesome new AMD devices to which I’ve just been introduced have sparked a trip down memory lane (I know you’re surprised, because I pride myself on my laser-like focus that prevents me from wandering off into the weeds). I remember the 1970s and early 1980s when we thought the simple programmable logic devices (PLDs) of the time were so cool. Those were heady days … Read More → "AMD Rocks with New Versal Gen 2 AI Edge SoC FPGAs"

Will the Renesas RZ/V2H MPU Dominate Embedded AI Vision Applications?

I grew up in the age of 8-bit microprocessor units (MPUs). Consider the MOS Technology 6502, which was introduced in 1975, for example. This was the year I graduated from high school. I was 18 years old, bright-eyed, bushy-tailed, and totally clueless as to the ways of the world (to know me was to love me—this was long before I became the curmudgeonly, battered, bitter, broken man you see … Read More → "Will the Renesas RZ/V2H MPU Dominate Embedded AI Vision Applications?"

A Brave New World of Emulation and Software Prototyping

Like so many of the technologies we take for granted today, I managed to find myself embroiled in the very early days of hardware emulation. This refers to the process of imitating the behavior of one piece of hardware (typically a silicon chip you are in the process of designing) with another piece of hardware (typically a special-purpose emulation system).

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Reimagining Radar in the Form of High-Resolution 4D Sensing Systems

I know lots of engineers who could engineer me under the table, as it were. Hmmm, sometimes I read what I just wrote, and I think, “I wonder if anyone understands the meaning I’m attempting to impart,” like the “under the table” portion of the previous sentence, for example.

Well, fear not, because I am ever eager to waffle. … Read More → "Reimagining Radar in the Form of High-Resolution 4D Sensing Systems"

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GaN FETs: D-Mode Vs E-mode – Nexperia and Mouser Electronics  The use of gallium nitride can offer higher power efficiency, increased power density and can reduce the overall size and weight of many industrial, automotive, and data center applications. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Giuliano Cassataro from Nexperia investigate the benefits of Gan FETs, the difference between D-Mode and E-mode … Read More → "GaN FETs: D-Mode Vs E-mode – Nexperia and Mouser Electronics"
Enabling the Evolution of E-mobility for Your Applications — TE Connectivity and MouserThe next generation of electric vehicles, including trucks, buses, construction and recreational vehicles will need connectivity solutions that are modular, scalable, high performance, and can operate in harsh environments. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Daniel Domke from TE Connectivity examine design considerations for next generation e-mobility applications and the benefits that … Read More → "Enabling the Evolution of E-mobility for Your Applications — TE Connectivity and Mouser"
Advanced Gate Drive for Motor Control — Infineon  Passing EMC testing, reducing power dissipation, and mitigating supply chain issues are crucial design concerns to keep in mind when it comes to motor control applications. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Rick Browarski from Infineon explore the role that MOSFETs play in motor control design, the value that adaptive MOSFET … Read More → "Advanced Gate Drive for Motor Control — Infineon"
ROHM Automotive Intelligent Power Device (IPD) — ROHM Semiconductor and Mouser Electronics  Modern automotive applications require a variety of circuit protections and functions to safeguard against short circuit conditions. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Nick Ikuta from ROHM Semiconductor investigate the details of ROHM’s Automotive Intelligent Power Device, the role that ​​adjustable OCP circuit and adjustable OCP mask time plays in this … Read More → "ROHM Automotive Intelligent Power Device (IPD) — ROHM Semiconductor and Mouser Electronics"
Datalogging in Automotive — Infineon  In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Harsha Medu from Infineon examine the value of data logging in automotive applications. They also explore the benefits of event data recorders and how these technologies will shape the future of automotive travel. Click here for more information about Infineon F-RAM (Ferroelectric RAM)
Maximizing High Power Density and Efficiency in EV-Charging Applications — Infineon and Mouser  Today’s EV Charging designs require careful consideration of the greater power grid infrastructure they are part of as well as the increased flexibility being demanded by the increased number of charging end applications. Factors such as increased charging cycles required, addition of bi-directional charging, on-site energy storage, and the increased number of vehicles served … Read More → "Maximizing High Power Density and Efficiency in EV-Charging Applications — Infineon and Mouser"